Journalist Ataul Hakim laid to eternal rest


Elderly journalist and former President of Chattogram Press Club (CPC) and Chattogram Union of Journalist (CUJ), Ataul Hakim was laid to eternal rest on Tuesday.

He was buried after his third namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayer at his family graveyard at Hasmot Ali Chowdhury Bari, at Sultanpur village under Raozan Upazila.

Earlier, his first namaz-e-janaza was held at Nimtala Jamia Mosque of city’s No. 2 gate at 9 am today and the 2nd namaz-e-janaza at 11 am on CPC premises.

His body was taken to CPC premises at 11 am where his colleagues placed wreaths at his coffin and paid their last respect to him.

The elderly journalist died of various old age complications at a city clinic at 9 pm last night.

He was 70, family sources said.

Ataul Hakim left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, in a condolence message expressed profound shock at the death of Ataul Hakim.